Saturday, December 26, 2009

Goat Chasing

Mia and AJ helped me do some goat maintenance today - a perfect outdoor activity after a day of staying indoors and eating too much food. Here you see Mia running after Tommy Boy, my big senior buck. She managed to catch him and hold on with AJ's help while I did the hoof trimming and worming. We also caught some goats living in the hay mow, took care of them, and put them outside. They've been having a field day with my hay which has to last the next few weeks. Now they'll go into the downstairs hay mow to live with everybody else. I was relieved to get the baby goats wormed. A heavy parasite load can really drag down an animal and prevent them from growing up big and strong.

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